Leroy: “I cant see Irons failing at Everton”

LEROY (1)Everton have a lot more problems than us and I am fully expecting the team to beat them in tomorrow evening’s Third Round clash at Goodison Park.

Wherever I look in the Toffees team they have issues – this is a team that looks past it’s best with the likes of Gareth Barry and Silvin Distin in particular not the ¬†players they were.

Tim Howard, Gareth Baines and Ross Barkley don’t look the part these days and Phil Jagielka doesn’t look as secure as he has been.

Also I can’t think of another club in the country that would have given Samuel Eto’o a contract at this stage of his career.

All of this puts Roberto Martinez under a huge amount of pressure and I believe the Hammers will ;pile a lot more on him by the end of the night. I’m not at all sure Martinez even knows what his best team is.

This is a game the lads should win – given all of the above I don’t believe there is a better time to be playing Everton.

Despite the absences of such as Diafra Sakho, Cheik Kouyate and possibly Alex Song, I believe we have enough and a way of playing that can unsettle them.

The Hammers, like every other club, has had a little dip in form and I see this as a perfect opportunity to get back on track.

I don’t see them failing.



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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

4 comments on “Leroy: “I cant see Irons failing at Everton”

  1. We will have to break the longest run of bad luck any club can have tomorrow to beat Everton, I for one never expect us to pick up any points in the league at Goodison and why would the cup be any different ,the best I hope for is a draw and then turn them over at our place COY!

  2. Got to agree with that. I expect absolutely nothing. What is more my conviction this year we would win at Anfield has disappeared too

  3. Everton may be having a bit of a hiccup but without the African players our squad is not a patch on theirs.

    Leroy is always an optimist, and I applaud him for that, but it’s time to be realistic!

  4. Great to hear that Ross Barkley has been signed up to appear in a celebrity addition of Splash, he should do really well.

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